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I’m a Target superfan – I’ve worked out best time of the day to shop in-store to get newly stocked items

A TARGET superfan has revealed the exact time it's best to shop in-store and the three huge benefits that come along with it.

QuerySprout founder Marques Thomas opened up on his consumer help website about a major tip on how to find discount deals and have the most pleasant experience at the popular busy retail chain.

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Shopping within the first two hours of the store opening will allow Target shoppers to get the earliest access to restocked shelvesCredit: Getty
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Shopping in Target after 8pm is ideal for anyone looking to walk around a less busy store, according to QuerySproutCredit: Getty

The Target superfan said the ideal time to shop at the big-box chain is between the early hours of 8am and 10 am from Monday to Friday.

Shopping during that two-hour time frame allows Target-goers to avoid crowds, get access to new clearance deals, and have more products to choose from as stock availability is at its prime, according to the consumer advocate.

Fewer crowds

The quietest time to spend time in Target is during the recommended two-hour time slot, between 8am and 10am, QuerySprout explains.

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Additionally, shopping after 8pm is also ideal for anyone looking to walk around a less busy store.

The only negative to shopping later in the day is Target will have fewer items in stock for purchase.

Anyone curious to know how busy their local Target store is on specific days is advised to check popular times on Google Maps.

Markdown on clearance

Referring to advice from All Things Target, Thomas explains how each weekday is designated to a specific clearance on a group of items.

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All Things Target blog founder Christy Palmer has pointed out the different discounts offered during the week.

  • Monday: clearances can be found on children's clothing, books, and electronics
  • Tuesday: women's clothing, domestics, and pet supplies can see markdowns on clearance
  • Wednesday: shoppers can find discounts on health, beauty, menswear, and garden products
  • Thursday: Target shoppers will find discounted household items, sporting goods, travel products, and toys
  • Fridays: Target lovers can find lower prices on auto supplies, cosmetics, and jewelry.

Stock availability

According to QuerySprout, Target stores usually restock their shelves during the hours of 12am and 6am - when the store is closed to the public.

Shopping within the first two hours of the store opening will allow Target-goers to get the earliest access to restocked shelves.

Shelves are reloaded overnight with products in high demand, so anyone who chooses to shop early can have initial access to these items.

Additionally, Query Sprout's research shows that "larger stock shipments generally arrive on a Monday, Tuesday, and a Thursday or Friday."

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